Project Portfolio Management (PPM) using MS Project and Project Online
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COURSE COST: $625.00

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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In this course you will learn: Best practices to help the organization be successful with Project Portfolio Management (PPM) utilizing Microsoft Project and Project Online. The purpose of Proactive PPM is to: Build and Maintain a schedule that reflects the true intention (scope and time) AND actual progress to date for the project, Plan and track costs on the project, Continuously identify and manage staffing needs, to ensure realistic workloads, Clearly communicate work and priorities to you and other team members, Provide accurate forecasting of remaining effort and durations as well as identify variances BEFORE it is too late for corrective action.


* Team members in proactive projects Basic familiarity with modern user interfaces as well as rudimentary skills using advanced websites.
Key Concepts critical to the understanding of Project Online and Proactive PPM.
Project schedule reflects the "contract" and scope of work that the project team members have agreed to deliver and that the student is on the team and knows how to do their job.
For ease of learning, class will use "Microsoft PPM" as an umbrella term to describe the overall solution comprised of Microsoft Project (on the desktop) as well as Project Online (Project Web App).


Course Cost doesn't include the cost of the courseware. This course to run is subject to a minimum enrollment. This course may run as a virtual instructor live on line class if the minimum enrollment is not met. For more information, please contact or call 207-775-0244.


Lesson 1 - Industry Standards and Proactive PPM
Alignment and Industry Standards
Principles and Purpose of Proactive PPM
Project Life Cycle
Submitting a Project Proposal
Developing the Baseline Schedule
Managing the Schedule

Lesson 2 - Introduction to Microsoft Project and Project Web App
Microsoft PPM - Microsoft Project Professional (desktop) Project Online (back-end database) Project Web App (Web front-end)
Proposals and Workflow Approvals
Template and Enterprise Resources
Draft and Published Schedules
Task Assignments, Views and Reports
Task Updates and Approvals
Approved Task Updates
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Project Web Application
Project WBS Built, Resources Assigned
Task Estimates, Task Dependencies Set, Deadlines and Constraints
Resource Over-allocations Resolved, Project Costs and Budget Specified

PWA Projects Ribbon
Schedule page for a project
PWA Tasks Page, Task Ribbon
PWA Timesheet Page, Timesheet Ribbon
Column Configuration Menu, Dragging the Splitter Bar
Project Issues, Project Risks

Lesson 3 - Tracking Project Status and Progress - Project Web App
Viewing Project Tasks, Submit Task Updates
My Tasks and Timesheet, PWA Timesheet, Options, Completed
Viewing and Task Assignments
Completing the Timesheet
Providing Status on the Tasks Page
Planning Personal Time Off (PTO) in the future
Reporting Status to the Project Manager
Updating the Project Status and Schedule
Schedule PDP, Tasks Page, Manage Alerts,
Task Details for a Selected Task, filter the List of Tasks
Tasks page with Gantt Layout applied
Calendar view of Project Tasks

Lesson 4 - Project Collaboration and Managing Artifacts - Use Project Web App
Understanding the SharePoint Project Site
Working with Risks and Issues
Working with Project Documents
Working with Action Items
Business Intelligence Center Reports
PWA Home Page, Project Center, Schedule Page for the project
Project Site Home Page
Issues and Risks Page, Risk Detail Dialog
Document Library, Library Ribbon
Action Items Page, Create New Action Items,
Reports Page, Active Project Risk Report
Project Status Report